Robin Thede and Issa Rae’s “A Black Lady Sketch Show” Gets a Trailer

Sketch comedy at HBO is getting a brand new look come Aug. 2nd.

That’s when A Black Lady Sketch Show, a sketch comedy show from Robin Thede and Issa Rae, premieres. Before now, Mr. Show and various shows created by and starring Tracey Ullman were what represented sketch at HBO.

Now, with a cast boasting Thede, Rae, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis and Quinta Brunson along with guest stars Angela Bassett, David Alan Grier, Tia Mowry, Aja Naomi King, Lena Waithe, Patti Labelle, Amber Riley, Yvonne Orji, Loretta Devine, Gina Torres, Jermaine Fowler, Lil’ Rel, Deon Cole, Natasha Rothwell, Marsai Martin, Khandi Alexander, Laverne Cox, Yvette Nicole Brown, Larry Wilmore, and Kelly Rowland, A Black Lady Sketch Show will be a welcome new wrinkle in HBO’s comedy line-up.

Get a taste of what’s to come in this first trailer.